I'm a first time poster long time lurker. I've had this Charge since June 2011 and have flashed many roms from Kejar31's Gummycharged thru Dwitherell's Tweaked (currently on 1.5) and I've always seemed to be limited by the 512MB internal ram which shows ~220/380MB taken after the rom boots depending on what rom you're using. As you add apps this memory gets eaten up and when you forget to push to sd, the phone starts lagging.
People run the script with SQlite 3, run V6 supercharger memory management, clear cache and dalvik cache, etc.
I've heard of a "swapper" before upon first learning android terms but have never seen it discussed thoroughly on the charge threads. I got a class 10 samsung sdhc card and replaced my stock class 4 card, and have allocated 1.5 GB for space on the sdhc card to act as extra RAM and really notice the difference in multitasking. Now my Boat Browser retains the web pages I was viewing in other tabs even after I've gone back to the home screen (doesn't have to reload).
Requirements: Rooted, have a sdhc card that will read faster than 6MB/s (according to the dev), and be running a compatible kernel (im using pbj 0130).
Things I've noticed in my 2 days of usage so far:
- phone faster, responsive
- can handle multitasking much better
- can handle heavy apps like vlingo
- negligible effect on battery life thus far, although if you leave too many things open I can imagine it killing battery life
- have not tried but dev says in description that you can allocate up to 2.5GB of extra ram
In Play Store search: "swapit ram expander"
Hope this helps others out! I know the app is expensive, and I'm in no way related to or even know the dev. Just thought this would ease a lot of frustration on the charge threads and keep ppl from jumping ship for a while! Please post back if you try this with a stock class 4 sdhc to give feedback for others.
Thanks for reading!
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